Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.
For God is, my witness, - unto whom I am rendering divine service in my spirit, in the glad message of his Son, - how incessantly, I am making mention of you
Truth, say I, in Christ, I utter no falsehood, - my conscience bearing witness with me in the Holy Spirit, -
Now, as touching the things which I am writing to you, lo! before God, I am not guilty of falsehood: -
1 Thessalonians 2:5
For neither at any time were we found, using words of flattery, - even as ye know, nor a pretext for greed - God, is witness!
Since he hath been longing to see, you all, and hath been in great distress, because ye had heard he was sick; -
So then, my brethren, beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, - thus, stand fast in the Lord, beloved.
2 Corinthians 13:9
For we rejoice - whensoever, we, are weak, and, ye, are, strong. This, also we pray for - your restoration: -
My dear children! for whom I, again, am in birth-pains, until Christ be formed within you; -
For I desire you to know, how great a contest I am having - in behalf of you, and of those in Laodicea, and as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;
1 Thessalonians 2:8
Thus, yearning after you, we could have been well-pleased to impart unto you - not only the glad-message of God, but, our own lives also, - because, very dear to us, had ye become.
2 Timothy 1:4
longing to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, - in order that, with joy, I may be filled:
If there be, therefore, any encouragement in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of spirit, if any tender affections and compassions,
For this cause, mine inward parts - for Moab, like a lyre, shall make a plaintive sound, - Yea what is within me, for Kir-heres.
Look thou down, out of the heavens and see, Out of the high abode of thy holiness and of thy majesty, - Where are thy jealousy, and thy mighty deeds? The resounding of thy yearning affection, and thy compassions towards me, are they restrained?
Was Ephraim, a very precious son to me? Was he a most delightful child? For as often as I have spoken against him, I have, remembered, him again! For this cause, have my affections been deeply moved for him, I must have, compassion, upon him, Declareth Yahweh.
Because of the yearning compassion of the mercy of our God, wherein shall visit us a day-dawn from on high, -
2 Corinthians 7:15
And, his tender affections, are, much more abundantly towards you, when he calleth to mind the obedience, of you all, - how, with fear and trembling, ye gave him welcome.
Whom I have sent back unto thee - him, that is, my own, tender affections! -
1 John 3:17
But, whoso hath this world's goods, and beholdeth his brother having, need, and shutteth up his tender affections from him, how, is, the love of God, abiding in him?